Panama Elida Natural Catuai
Champagne Truffle, Raspberry, White Chocolate, Verbena
If you know coffee, you know Elida. It's among the most celebrated estates in the world. Their crops regularly top annual lists, and they've gathered a devoted following, particularly among the specialty crowd. As estates go, Elida occupies a polished space. But hype carries risk; these days, Elida is on the hook to match some pretty lofty expectations. And that's the most impressive thing about them. They don't merely match expectations, they roar past them.
Champagne truffle: that's the first thing you get from this coffee. It's sweet but not syrupy, dry but not bittering, the kind of flavor refinement more aligned with Swiss chocolatiers than Central American coffee producers. Next comes a flash of raspberry, sharp and bright. Then white chocolate, smooth and buttery. On the cool, verbena settles in, binding the profile in a spring-like ribbon.
If you haven't tried Elida, this is your shot. If you have tried Elida, this is your grail. Either way, grab a bag and embrace the hype. You won't be disappointed.
- Process - Natural (Dry) Process
- Region - Alto Quiel
- Altitude - 1700 - 1900 meters
- Varietal - Catuai
- Pour Over
- French Press
All coffees are sold in 12 oz. bags. If you would like us to grind for you, please note the preference in the order notes, making sure to also include your brewing device.